CKA Member David Kim appointed California's next Transportation Secretary

Apr 24, 2019

Newsom Names New Transportation Agency Head, High-Speed Rail CFO

 | WEDNESDAY, APR 24, 2019

David S. Kim

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Wednesday the appointments of David S. Kim as secretary of the California State Transportation Agency and Brian C. Annis as the chief financial officer of the California High-Speed Rail Authority.

Kim, 55, of Vienna, Virginia, has been vice president of governmental affairs at Hyundai Motor Company since 2017.

Kim served as deputy administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration from 2016 to 2017, where he was the associate administrator of policy and governmental affairs from 2011 to 2016. He was deputy assistant secretary for governmental affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation from 2009 to 2011.

Kim served as deputy executive officer of federal advocacy and governmental relations for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority from 2004 to 2009 and as deputy director of the Washington, D.C. Office of Governor Gray Davis from 1999 to 2003.


David S. Kim

He was deputy assistant of congressional affairs for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative from 1998 to 1999 and a legislative representative for the city of Los Angeles, Office of the Chief Legislative Analyst from 1995 to 1998.

Kim was the senior legislative assistant in the Office of Congressman Xavier Becerra from 1993 to 1995 and an administrative assistant in the Office of California State Assemblymember Xavier Becerra from 1990 to 1992.

Kim was a field deputy in the Office of California State Senator David Roberti from 1985 to 1990. Kim earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California.

This position requires Senate confirmation.

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